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Unidentified collector's mark bottom of first plate each volume (fragment of "M": perhaps Gustave-François Morin, Rouen 1809-1886, painter [see Lugt 1178]; see also Lugt 1850); Eleanor A. Sayre, Cambridge, MA; her bequest to MFA October 23, 2002.

Credit Line

Bequest of Eleanor A. Sayre

Drawn and etched 1797–98; published 1799

Place of Publication

Madrid, Spain

Catalogue Raisonné

Harris 036-115, first edition; Delteil 038-117


Overall (each vol.): 23.5 x 17.8 x 1.2 cm (9 1/4 x 7 x 1/2 in.) Other (Slipcase): 24.7 x 3.7 x 19.5cm (9 3/4 x 1 7/16 x 7 11/16in.)

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Medium or Technique

Bound set of eighty hand-colored etching and aquatints, with manuscript annotations


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Prints, Bound Sets